Burglary Suspect Thought Skinny Jeans Hid Identity, Police Say
Police arrested a Lincoln man Monday after they say he burglarized a convenience store over the weekend in his mom’s skinny jeans.
Steven Poplin, 20, was arrested on suspicion of commercial burglary, criminal mischief, theft of property and terroristic threatening. He was released Monday from the Washington County Detention Center on $5,000 bond, according to the Washington County Sheriff’s Office.
Police said Poplin used a rock to break the glass of the front door at the Quick Away convenience store in Lincoln early Sunday morning. Authorities started investigating Poplin after a man said Poplin bragged to him about the burglary, according to a preliminary report from the Washington County Prosecutor’s Office.
“Steven said nobody could identify him because he wore his mom’s ‘skinny’ jeans and a coat he thought nobody had ever seen him wear before,” the reporting officer states in the document.
Police said Poplin broke into the store and stole packs of cigarettes before running away. The suspect’s features matched the description shown on the store’s surveillance video, police said. Officers later approached the suspect at his home and arrested him, according to the preliminary report.